Essential Functions: JOB PURPOSEThe Program Director of Non-J.D. Law Programs is responsible for implementing and managing the Master of Studies in Law (M.S.L.) and other programs offered through the Law School to non-J.D. graduate students, and for implementing and managing new undergraduate law programs offered through the Law School. The Program Director of Non-J.D. Law Programs will be responsible for designing, developing,launching, and overseeing programs and processes to increase enrollment, enhance retention, and ensure success of non-J.D. student law programs offered through the Law School.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Work with Law School leadership, other appropriate administrative units on campus and outside vendors to establish and manage all processes and activities necessary for successful implementation and continuation of non-J.D. law programs offered through the Law School. Design, develop and implement short and long-term goals and objectives to achieve successful outcomes for the non-J.D. law programs. Develop and manage enrollment and retention initiatives relative to non-J.D. law programs for undergraduate and graduate students in support of the strategic direction of the Law School and the University. Work alongside key colleagues in partner campus-wide undergraduate programs and the Graduate School, as applicable, to facilitate major outreach enrollment and retention activities, including diversity program activities, professional training, research workshops and campus-wide annual conferences/ seminars. Create opportunities for career development and student-faculty interactions.Lead and facilitate the delivery of services to non-J.D. law program students to support curriculum development and innovation. Plan for and implement the non-J.D. law programs' activities in accordance with the mission and the goals of Wayne State University, the Law School, and the various colleges and schools within the University. Ensure program activities operate within the policies and procedures of the University. Work with Law School and University Marketing & Communications, Special Events and Services, school/college stakeholders and outside vendors on non-J.D. law programs events and activities, including development of program-related publicity material; oversight of communications and projects related to non-J.D. law programs; and design and development of website information relevant to non-J.D. law programs. Communicate with other colleges and schools within the University to ensure effective and efficient program delivery; serve as information officer for non-J.D. law programs students and administrators in various academic units.Work with other administrative units on campus to create metrics, collect data, and evaluate statistics on various types of non-J.D. law programs enrollment, as well as retention and graduation issues. Develop forms and records to document program activities.Develop and manage budgets for non-J.D. law programs student development activities and special events. Analyze, monitor and manage resource utilization and improve efficiency and effectiveness of event activities.Assist Law School leadership with grant-writing and program activities associated with non-J.D. law programs students as and when such opportunities arise.Perform related duties as assigned.
Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSBachelor's Degree in Business, Public Administration, Marketing, Communication, Project Management or a related field from an accredited college or university preferred; J.D. or Master's Degree preferred. Seven years of progressive experience in academic student services, building and running new programs at a higher educational institution or research university.Experience with implementation and management of online degree programs preferred. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIESINTERPERSONAL SKILLS: Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization. Demonstrated ability to work with all levels of management and educational administrators within and outside the University.COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Ability to professionally and effectively communicate orally and in writing. Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.CREATIVITY/INNOVATION: Develop new and unique ways to improve operations of the organization and to create new opportunities.CUSTOMER SATISFACTION: Ability to anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of internal and external clients to meet or exceed their expectations within the University parameters.LEADERSHIP SKILLS: Ability to positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the University.ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information and activities.PLANNING SKILLS: Determine strategies to move the organization forward, set goals, create and implement action plans, and evaluate the process and results.PROBLEM SOLVING ABILITIES: Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.
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Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.